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Everyone wants a gleaming bright smile, and there is no shortage of products designed to help you get beautiful white teeth. If you take a walk down the aisles of any grocery or drugstore you will see an array of gels, strips and kits, all of which will claim to give a you a the smile of your dreams. And, there are plenty of toothpastes and mouthwashes that have whitening ingredients.
Before you make any changes to your dental hygiene regimen, you should remember that not all of those products may do what they claim, and some of them may not be right for you. The best thing to do before you start a whitening treatment is to have an exam and a consultation with your dentist. If you are interested in whitening your teeth, one method to consider is an in-office, or chairside treatment at Land Park Dental. The treatment is safe and effective, and you will see results right away. You can also get a kit from the office that will allow you to continue the treatments at home.

Whitening treatments are only part of the process. Once your treatment is over, there are things that you can do to make sure that they stay looking sharp. For example, if you are a tobacco user, this would be a great occasion to quit. Tobacco will stain your teeth brown, while nicotine will turn them yellow. Caffeinated drinks such as coffee, tea or soft drinks can darken your teeth, as can red and white wine. Acidic and dark- colored foods can stain your teeth. Limiting your intake of foods that can cause staining will help, as will increasing your water intake. Hard cheese, and crunchy fruits and vegetables can scrub your teeth, as well as provide your teeth and body with vitamins and minerals. If it is time to put a gleam in your grin, why not schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Narinder Mahal? If you live in the Sacramento, California, area, you can all 916-421-2200 today to plan your visit.